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The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk ahead of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Va., on Monday. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/U.S. Navy via AP hide caption

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Navy Ships Head To Sea As Hurricane Florence Threatens Virginia Military Bases

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In 34 states and the District of Columbia, there are religious exemptions to child neglect and abuse laws. That means a parent can deny a child medical care for reasons based on religion. John Fedele/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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How Religion Shapes The Way People Approach Medicine

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GOP Rep. Lamar Smith has held the House seat in Texas' 21st Congressional District since 1987. His retirement has sparked a fierce race for his seat for the first time in decades. Drew Angerer/AP hide caption

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Gerrymandering As A Campaign Issue

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Hundreds of fish killed by red tide are washed ashore in Sanibel, Fla., this month. The current red tide has stayed along Florida's southwest coast for around 10 months, killing massive amounts of fish as well as sea turtles, manatees and a whale shark swimming in the area. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Wildlife Suffers Consequences Of South Florida's Worst Red Tide In A Decade

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Former priest James Faluszczak, who says he was molested as a teenager by a priest, reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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People walk at the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, last month. The strained Iranian economy is bracing for the impact of new U.S. sanctions that went into effect Tuesday. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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A female orca that appears to be grieving has been carrying her dead calf in the water, keeping it afloat since the baby died more than a week ago. Taylor Shedd/Soundwatch, taken under NMFS MMPA permit #21114 hide caption

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Morning dew glistens on a tobacco leaf in a field outside Rolesville, N.C. Despite a worldwide decline in production, tobacco remains North Carolina's most valuable crop. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Jimmy Miller is one of thousands of children born out of relationships between American servicemen and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War. Courtesy Jimmy Miller hide caption

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One Man's Mission To Bring Home 'Amerasians' Born During Vietnam War

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